Updated September 08, 2001

The right gadgets can make a walking routine more fun—and boost your fitness by keeping you on the trail or road a little longer. Here, three new tools we love.


New Balance VIA Activity Monitor
This stealthy pedometer ($49.99) measures distance and calories burned, even while stowed in your pocket or purse. Studies show a pedometer can motivate you to walk more and help you lose weight.